Posted: Saturday, May 21
1 Samuel 29:1-31:13
Verse of the day:
The path of life leads upward for the wise; they leave the grave behind (Proverbs 15:24)
Upward, better, excel… all of these words describe the direction of success. While we “slide” into mediocrity, we must “press on” to reach the goal. While we “drift” towards “normal”; we have to “struggle” for “best.” Excellence isn’t a characteristic, it’s an attitude, it’s a heart condition. God intends our life to be a journey of passionate intentionality and He works in our hearts to change our lives.
An old church hymn reinforces this verse: “I’m pressing on the upward way, New heights I’m gaining every day; Still praying as I onward bound, ‘Lord plant my feet on higher ground.’” Solomon taught his son a life lesson we would all be wise to follow: Men and women who choose to walk in godly wisdom have a heavenly focus and avoid the paths that follow the way of sin which leads to destruction.